Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Third Annual Christmas Quilt

Two posts in one day, WOW! I have some catching up to do, that's for sure!!

Anyway, as seems to be my December tradition, I made my third quilt this December.  Of course, I have to show you the journey.

Yes, it's a rag quilt. They are easy and relatively quick. Plus, I had tons of old jeans to use up.  Here's the intial laying out of the patterns.  Bu the way, you can see my foot in that pic- you can see my lovely new Alpaca slippers. They were a pricey Christmas present to myself, but I have a new found fondness for Alpaca fibre and I had a moment of weakness at a Christmas Craft Sale. So comfy!

I made it in 9 patch blocks, each with one pattern and jeans. Then, I stitched the blocks into 5 blocks by 5 blocks. I had 4 cozy flannels, yes again in pink. This one is for my couch and the size ended up smaller than the last two, but perfect for a TV watching blanket.

The dogs overseeing the process. Maggie was still here then. :)

Hmmm, comfy! Sophie as always HAS to lie on the quilt, mid process.

Anyway, the finished product, all washed and ready to go. It frayed up lovely and I am very pleased with the results!

I won't be waiting another year to make another quilt, I can tell you that. There's going to be some heavy duty sewing in my near future. :)


Al@PolkaDotsandPaisley said...

It turned out beautifully! I love the pink with the denim.

Pamela said...

What a lovely quilt. What amazed me was how Sophie helped you add the necessary dog hair before it was even finished! :)

georgia little pea said...

i love quilts! i made a few [maybe 20 years ago :p] they looked quite good but the stitching was horrendous! now, i just buy them all made up in the shop. not as fun and a lot more pricey, but for a talentless quilter like me?....:)

HAPPY NEW YEAR Jen! Hope you and all the 4-leggeds are having a fab holiday x

Jean said...

Happy New Year from someone who can't sew a stitch. Lovely quilt - glad to see the dogs lent a paw in making it.

achieve1dream said...

Very cool!! I don't have the patience for quilting unfortunately. Yours turned out beautiful.